Perceptions of Campus Climate at the Intersections of Disability and LGBTQIA+ Identities
Though research on the higher education experiences of college students with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) college students has increased in recent years, scholars have rarely addressed intersections of these two identities. Miller and Dika highlight the experiences of 13 LGBTQ students with disabilities at a predominantly white research university in the Southern United States, supplemented by analysis of SERU survey data at the same institution from LGBTQ students with disabilities. The authors include a brief demographic portrait of the undergraduate student participants and the ways in which they describe their multiple, intersecting identities. Presenting results from the study, Miller and Dika address students’ perceptions of the campus climate as well as their recommendations for improving the climate and for others on campus seeking to become allies.
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